New York City may soon add third gender option on birth certificates

New York City may soon add third gender option on birth certificates

Jun 11, 2018 | 0 |

New York City may soon add third gender option on birth certificates

The traditional two boxes “male” or “female” on New York City birth certificates could be a thing of the past. For people born in New York City, a third gender category may soon be available. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is introducing the legislation, said the third option would be a box labeled “X” and would be something adults could choose for their own birth certificates.

As the law stands now, if parents of a newborn do not want to identify the sex, they can say the sex of the child is “unknown.” But transgender adults need a letter from a doctor to change their gender on the government form. Ashton, who is a transgender man, said he wishes his parents had the “X” option when he was born. But not everyone agrees with the idea

https://endtimeheadlines.org/2018/06/new-york-city-may-soon-add-third-gender-option-on-birth-certificates/

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